Garner Custom Builders

107 Pleasant St NW
Vienna, VA 22180703-853-9320

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Consumer from VIENNA, VA
Nov 01, 2011
Recommended
Consumer from VIENNA, VA
Mar 16, 2010
Recommended
I used Steve Garner to do remodeling on my 1973 split-level with three separate projects. First, I was extremely impressed with the advice he provided at the start of the job. He provided proof of bonding and assets up front. He then suggested that given the extent of what I was looking to do, that I get an architect involved before going any further, particularly if I wanted to compare his estimate to anyone elses (have every estimate to the same drawings). He refered me to an independent architect (William Boyd). This was the best advice anyone gave me - and I wish I had known to start with an architect! He then inspected the home I was buying and pointed out strategies for what aspects of the remodel I might want to do with others, and what I might want to fix on the house as part of the remodels. When his estimate came in, it was perfectly in line with the others, so I gave him the job based on how impressed I was with him on the first visit. We started by remodeling the master (3/4) bath, which involved removing a closet and shifting walls, then shifting fixtures. Estimate came in at $8500, and we came in spot on. I mad eit clear that we would discuss the next phase based on how that had gone. His people and subs were very clean and courteous. I was pleasantly surprised at their cleaning up after themselves every day, and efforts to minimize the impact on the rest of the houss (this when I hadn't moved in yet!). Steve carefully scheduled contractors so as to avoid their getting in each other's way. I then converted my carport into a garage, and added a screen room. At that point I also res-ded the house and fixed a number of minor issues with the house. Steve was very proactive in pointing me to fixtures and finishes that not only stayed within budget, but facilitated finishing the job on schedule. My only real complaint was in getting him to send me regular bills so I could pay him on schedule! Highly recommended!